#OurCoast: From the Headwaters to the Delta

#OurCoast: From the Headwaters to the Delta

03.15.2017 | Posted by Elizabeth Van Cleve, Communications Manager, Ecosystems, Environmental Defense Fund

“Jump!” the guide told us. “Jump out of the boat!” I was sitting with my colleagues in a small boat near the mouth of the Atchafalaya River, a tributary of the Mississippi. We had boarded at the dock, traveled south through the channel, and were now bobbing in open water where the murky Atchafalaya River meets the clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. I figured our guide was making a joke – there was no way I was jumping …